Life at Canterbury for me is retiring with dignity for body, mind and soul.
- Canterbury Resident
K-Days at Canterbury
This month at Canterbury, staff, residents and visitors will dawn their Klondike best in celebration of K-Days here in Edmonton. It’s all part of a week long series of events, planned to pay homage to the tradition-steeped festivities and roots to what has now evolved into a massive week long event attracting over 800,000 visits each year.
The first local exhibition was organized by the Edmonton Agricultural Society and took place at the original Fort Edmonton site on October 15, 1879. It was the first event of its kind and showcased locally produced livestock, grain, vegetables, and handiwork. The event attracted 500 people. The exhibition was renamed "Klondike Days" in 1962, with the theme revolving around the Klondike Gold Rush. The public embraced the theme dressing up in period costumes for the Klondike Days opening parade.
Canterbury will be hosting our K-days celebrations July 19-26 through the following events:
- July 19 - K-Days kick-off entertainment with Wayne O in the Atrium at 2:00 p.m.
- July 23 - K-Days BBQ in the atrium at 11:30 p.m. followed by a walker wash in the court courtyard at 1:30 p.m.
- July 24 - Gold Rush Party with entertainment from ‘The Swinging Seniors’ in the Atrium at 2:00 p.m.
- July 25 - Popcorn and Movie Screening of ‘Chaplin’ in the court activity room at 1:30 p.m.
- July 26 - Happy Hour K-Days Finale in the atrium with entertainment from ‘Mojo & Friends’ starting at 1:30 p.m.
Hope to see you there!